26 November 2005

Mental Illness and Guns.

How do you keep mentally ill people from buying guns without compromising their privacy, when privacy is key to causing them to seek help in the first place? And while we are at it, what about people in the process of getting divorces who already have guns? On one hand, there are people out there who are ticking timb bombs. On the other, the process of getting the word out faces real practical difficulties. These difficulties are one of the factors that make more general approaches to gun control make more sense. Open access to guns is a problem when you know for a fact that people who shouldn't have them can get them.

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